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William Jack Scott

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Distinguished Flying Medal

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Scott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ40285 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 AWMM Seaman AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Seddon Memorial Technical School, Auckland

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2010 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • He was named Jack by his parents and believed that Jack was his legal name right up until the moment he enlisted. The family was shocked to find out that his name was actually registered as William.

    The story goes that because the family lived very rurally, whoever was going to town (a rare event) also did all the errands. It so happened that the lady going to town had just lost a son named William, so when she registered the new baby Jack, she put his first name as William.
    Public - Adrienne - Direct descendant - 23 August 2022
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 344-346 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

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23 August 2022AdrienneAucklandDirect descendant

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